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The German government unveiled a major policy package to combat #climate change. The subsequent discussion in the German media shows the huge political and economic cost of a simple-minded focus on #carbon pricing – it’s the 1980s all over again! A Thread @BMF_Bund @JWMason1
The policy package contains a mix of mainly sensible measures: A slowly increasing carbon price, public investment (public trains), subsidies for switching to green technology, transfers to compensate “losers”, and a plan to move out of coal energy.
What happened in the subsequent media discussion is very interesting. As expected, there was critique of certain transfers and subsidies that some groups did not like (“waste of money”). Also, the opposition parties were critical – no surprise here.
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I am more pissed off at this premise from the audience (a teacher!) than with #BernieSanders' response
"Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth."
washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
Of course the population has grown! But,
a. #sustainability in the context of #ClimateChange is NOT about sheer numbers of people
b. the growth rate has slowed down. A LOT!
Therefore, discussing #abortion is awful in this context
Take the important #abortion question (pro or anti) to some other context of the human condition. Don't thread that with population growth and sustainability
Do people even care about evidence anymore?
ourworldindata.org/future-populat… @OurWorldinData
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Ok, so a bit of a nerdy thread coming up, using Fujian province’s ETS to illustrate what’s so wrong with China’s pilot #carbon markets. #OCTT
I’m using Fujian in this thread, but many of the other pilot markets have the same problem. It should sound alarm bells in Beijing setting up the national carbon market and also for foreign companies eager to trade Chinese carbon.
After some small-scale trading in Fujian after last year’s compliance deadline, the local carbon permits went unchanged and untraded at 29.70 yuan from Nov. 28 last year until Mar. 8 this year.
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OJO! Muchas risas y todo con la cartita del Presidente al Rey Español pero ¿Quieren saber por qué la mandaron ? Ahí les va, abro HILO ⬇️
• Derivado de la desaceleración económica que inició en Diciembre de 2018, calificadoras internacionales disminuyen la proyección de crecimiento de México entre el 1.6% al 2.1%
• Con 2,853 homicidios dolosos Febrero 2019 el mes más violento de la historia reciente, rompiendo el récord de Enero 2019.
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Met Aref Najafi & Alvin Heck at Alberta Innovates @ABInnovates & InnoTech Alberta's @InnotechAlberta #Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre ACCTC in Calgary. They're prepping for carbon XPRIZE #CarbonXPRIZE testing. #ACCTC @xprize #carbon #CO2 #CCU
#C2CNT building on left; two stacks with exhaust from natural-gas fired combined-cycle Shepard Energy Center are in rear. Shepard exhaust gas will be sent to the #ACCTC for carbon XPRIZE #CarbonXPRIZE texting later in 2019.
Natural-gas fired Shepard Energy Center exhaust gas from Stack #2 (left above) is cooled and compressed at its bottom. This gas will be sent to the #ACCTC for carbon XPRIZE #CarbonXPRIZE texting later in 2019.
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Over 10 years ago, @ChemistryWorld started a project with the @NakedScientists (especially @Meera_Senthi) to tell the story of each chemical #element: The Chemistry in its Element #podcast. Let's look back for #IYPT2019. Here's @brianclegg with #hydrogen:

chemistryworld.com/podcasts/hydro…
@ChemistryWorld @NakedScientists @Meera_Senthi @brianclegg The podcasts weren't published in atomic number order – we jumped around the #periodictable a bit – but here's @peterwothers getting grumpy about party balloons and the loss of the precious elemental resource: #Helium
chemistryworld.com/podcasts/heliu…

#IYPT2019
#Lithium lubricates bearings & boosts batteries, but is also an important drug for depression and bipolar disorder. Nirvana sang about it in 1990 and, hot on their heels, Matt Wilkinson wrote a #podcast for @ChemistryWorld in 2009: chemistryworld.com/podcasts/lithi… #IYPT2019 #Mendeleev
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This is such bull***t.

First it was a hoax.

Then the science was uncertain.

Then we were “alarmists.”

Then any fix was too expensive.

Now it will be fixed with “innovation.”

thehill.com/policy/energy-…
As the truth emerges, they just fall back to a more credible trench to defend the same industry and its same smelly lies and big fat subsidy.

Give me a break.

Want “innovation”?

Put a #priceoncarbon, so you can reward investors in #carbon reduction;

Strip this crooked industry of its $700 billon/yr subsidy (just in US, per @IMFNews);
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I must respectfully disagree with my friend @SenJohnBarrasso ’s Op-Ed on the @nytimes.

I will explain why in this thread⬇️ nytimes.com/2018/12/18/opi…
1️⃣ The referendum result in Washington State looked like more relentless campaigning by the fossil fuel industry against #climate action;

without that industry onslaught, the #carbontax referendum there would probably have passed.

nytimes.com/2018/12/30/opi…
2️⃣ A #carbontax is not “expensive,” as in our proposals all the money goes back to the public.

Taxing #carbon moves energy markets toward cheaper renewables.
On balance, people save money.

Don’t forget that the savings from avoiding #climate catastrophes are immense.
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*New thread* Today we've published two new reports on UK #land use & #biomass setting out why they're important in tackling climate change & how our land can help to build resilience to climate impacts. Here's a summary of both: theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl… and theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
Kicking off with land use: Our report says fundamental reform to how land is used and managed is needed to deliver the UK’s climate goals. There is now a unique opportunity to define a better land strategy that can tackle the challenges of #climatechange. Read the Exec Summary.
Significant changes in land use could help reduce emissions by 35-80% by 2050. Figure 2.5 explains. Deeper cuts in emissions by 2050 require ↑↑ tree planting & peatland restoration, while the harvesting of biomass could help to displace emissions in energy & construction.
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Today @SynapseEnergy released a new report commissed by @NRDC on the opportunities and challenges for decarbonizing heating in #California buildings. Here is a quick summary thread.
CA's buildings are responsible for 25% of the state's #GHG #emissions and more than half of those already come from combusion furnaces and water heaters.
Switching to efficient electric heat & hot water will have a significant impact on reducing gas use in California buildings. As CA’s electric grid shifts toward clean, #renewable energy sources, #emissions from electric heat will continue to drop.
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For Our Present & #Future, for Ourselves & Our #Children, We Must #ActOnClimate Now!
#ClimateChange
#ClimateBreakdown
#Renewables #Carbon
@morgfair
@gvalan @ActDontReact @ShiCooks @Totalrecoverys1 @09Clive
@SaleemulHuq @johnlundin @TomRaftery
@UNFCCC:
#Science Says:
#ClimateChangeIsReal Detrimental & Irreversible

But #Trump Knows
"IDK If It's Manmade..."
"It Will Change Back"

There are No #Jobs on a Dead #Planet!

@ProfRayWills @MichaelEMann @NancySinatra @Jackthelad1947 @NNUS @cberrl

@CBSNews
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Why do we keep falling short on #carbon pricing? (And what to do about it)

A thread on how policy can accelerate the pace of progress towards a low-carbon #energy system commensurate with the threat posed by #climatechange...
Putting a price on carbon.

The IPCC report on holding global warming to 1.5°C released Sunday calls for it. A share of the Nobel in Economics was awarded to William Nordhaus this week for championing it. It's arguably the most efficient and powerful climate policy available.
So why do governments around the world keep falling short on carbon pricing, and how can break this logjam? I discussed these challenges with the @NYTimes @BradPlumer in an article appearing in yesterday's paper. nytimes.com/2018/10/08/cli…
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How Total is integrating #climate into its strategy?
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We are positioned in fast-growing #lowcarbon markets, which means we offer an #energy mix whose carbon intensity is steadily decreasing.
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In support of this change, we have created a tool for measuring the #carbon intensity of the #energy products we make available to our customers. That metric indicates the average of our products’ greenhouse gas emissions.
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The UK could be #CarbonNeutral by 2050, meeting its #ParisAgreement targets, according to a new report from The Royal Society and @RAEngNews. Here are 8 technologies and approaches that could be vital (a thread) royalsociety.org/greenhouse-gas…
Forestation – whether it’s replacing lost trees or creating new forests, this technique means more trees. Better management could remove as much as 12 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
Habitat restoration – 80% of the UK’s wetlands, peatlands & coastal habitats are considered to be in poor condition. Restoring these could prevent previously trapped carbon from escaping, & store up to 18 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year royalsociety.org/topics-policy/…
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Is this a failure of ambition? For soil carbon storage, mixed farming involving good rotations works, the researchers say. But they also say its not realistic in economic or policy terms. So economic & policy changes are needed? rothamsted.ac.uk/news/soil-fail… #soilmatters #soil #snoil
"Impacts of soil carbon sequestration on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions in Midwestern USA beef finishing systems" 2018 publication
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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2018 is the 61st year of long term ecological research in Burrishoole #BurrishooleLTER @MarineInst. I'm going to pin this tweet here and at the end of every month add some phenological happenings 🌿🐛📈🐟💦🦆🦉🦇🕷🍃🌼🌙🌝❄️, including our main jobs. Stay tuned 👇🏼
@MarineInst This will coincide with our monthly staff meetings (last wed of each month) so I can get everyone's observations @FishEcoEvo @elizabethtray3 @B2020project
JANUARY: first snowdrops #phenology #burrishooleLTER
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